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His possessions also were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the children of the east.

Now his sons were wont to go, and make a banquet, at the house of each one upon his day, - and to send and call their three sisters, to eat and to drink with them.

And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

While this messenger was still speaking, another came and announced, "A lightning storm struck and incinerated the flock and the servants while they were eating. I alone escaped to tell you!"

While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

Now when Job's friends heard of all the trouble that happened to him, there came three of them, every one from his own place: namely, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. For they were agreed together to come, to shew their compassion on him, and to comfort him.

And lifting up their eyes when they were still far off, it did not seem that the man they saw was Job because of the change in him. And they gave way to bitter weeping, with signs of grief, and put dust on their heads.

So they sat down with [Job] on the ground for seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief and pain were very great.

Why did the knees receive me, and why were there breasts for me to nurse?

Or with rulers who had gold, and whose houses were full of silver;

O that I utterly had no being, or were as a thing born out of time that is put aside, either as young children, which never saw the light.

In that place, those who once were prisoners will be at ease together; they won't hear the voice of oppressors.

If a word were essayed to thee, wouldest thou be grieved? But who can refrain from speaking?

Your words have steadied the one who was stumbling, and braced the knees that were buckling.

The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the lion, and the teeth of the young lions were broken.

When there were thoughts, from visions of the night, - When deep sleep falleth upon men,

how much less confidence does he have in those who dwell in houses of clay; who were formed from a foundation in dust and can perish like a moth?

that his children were without prosperity or health; that they were slain in the door, and no man to deliver them;

However, if I were you, I would appeal to God and would present my case to Him.

To raise up the humbled to height; and those mourning were exalted to salvation.

They encounter darkness by day, and they grope at noon as if it were night.

Job answered, and said, "Oh that my misery were weighed, and my punishment laid in the balances:

Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

For now it will be heavy above the sand of the seas: for this my words were rash.

"Would that God were willing to crush me, That He would loose His hand and cut me off!

In the time they will flow of they became extinct: in its heat they were extinguished from their place.

The camel-trains of Tema were searching with care, the bands of Sheba were waiting for them:

They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.

For now ye were not: ye shall see the terror and be afraid.

How forcible were words of uprightness! and what will reproving from you prove?

So was I caused to possess to me months of vanity, and nights of toil were allotted to me.

If you were pure and upright, surely now he would awaken for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.

His roots were entwined upon a heap, he shall see a house of stones.

If one were to seek to argue with him, he won't be able to answer him even once in a thousand times.

By whose hand the heavens were stretched out, and who is walking on the waves of the sea:

"If he were to pass near me, I wouldn't notice; if he moves by, I wouldn't perceive him.

God's wrath may not be turned back; the helpers of Rahab were bent down under him.

Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

Who if I were to invoke him, and he answered me; yet I would not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

If we were to speak of his strength, he is certainly strong; and if of his judgment, who shall cause us to meet?

If I justified myself, mine own mouth would condemn me; were I perfect, he would prove me perverse.

Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.

If I were to say, "Let me forget my complaint,' change the expression on my face, and look cheerful,

If there were between us an umpire, He doth place his hand on us both.

[Then] would I speak and not fear Him, but I am not so in myself [to make me afraid, were only a fair trial given me].

Hast thou not turned me, as it were milk: and turned me to cruddes like cheese?

If I were wicked, woe unto me! and righteous, I will not lift up my head, being so full of shame, and beholding mine affliction; --

Thou huntest me out, being in heaviness, as it were a lion, and troublest me out of measure.

"But what if God were to speak? What if he were to talk with you,

He carrieth away the wise men, as it were a spoil, and bringeth the judges out of their wits.

Who is he that contendeth with me? For if I were silent now, I should expire.

Why do You hide Your face [as if offended] and alienate me as if I were Your enemy?

He cometh up and is cut down like a flower. He flyeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one state.

O that thou wouldest keep me, and hide me in the hell, until thy wrath were stilled: and to appoint me a time, wherein thou mightest remember me.

Thou hast sealed up mine offenses, as it were in a bag: but be merciful unto my wickedness.

Are you the first man that was born [the original wise man]? Or were you created before the hills?

Were you present to hear the secret counsel of God? And do you limit [the possession of] wisdom to yourself?

Are God's consolations [as we have interpreted them to you] too trivial for you? Is there any secret thing (any bosom sin) which you have not given up? [Or] were we too gentle [in our first speech] toward you to be effective?

Behold, in his holy ones he will, not trust; and the heavens were not clean in his eyes.

For only to them was the land given, and no strange people were among them:)

All the days the unjust one himself being pained, and numbering the years they were hidden to him terrifying.

And he hath dwelt in desolate cities, In houses which no man inhabited, Which were ready to become heaps;

I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.

I was some time in wealth, but suddenly hath he brought me to naught. He hath taken me by the neck, he hath rent me, and set me, as it were a mark for him to shoot at.

Oh that there were arbitration for a man with +God, as a son of man for his friend!

He hath made me as it were a byword of the common people. I am his jesting stock among them.

"If my hope were that my house is the afterlife itself, if I were to make my bed in darkness,

Wherefore were we reckoned as cattle, and were unclean in your eyes?

He shall dwell in his tent, as if it were not his; brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.

And if it were true that I have erred, my error would remain with me [I would be conscious of it].

He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am undone: My hope hath he taken away from me, as it were a tree plucked up by the root.

His wrath is kindled against me; he taketh me, as though I were his enemy.

He hath put my brethren far away from me, and such as were of mine acquaintance, are become strangers unto me.

All such as were my most familiars, abhor me: And they whom I loved best, are turned against me.

Why do you, as if you were God, pursue and persecute me? [Acting like wild beasts] why are you not satisfied with my flesh?

Which I shall see for myself, and mine eyes beheld, and not a stranger: my reins were finished in my bosom.

His bones were full of his youthful strength; but it shall lie down with him in the dust.

The increase of his house shall be rolled off; they were poured out in the day of his anger.

As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain if we were to pray to him?'